Practice, practice, practice

Niall Harris 15.03.2018

Approaching the end of your training contract? Considering a move from practice to industry?

Undoubtedly industry has a lot to offer and as they say, a change can often be as good as a rest. However, a career in practice can offer a wealth of advantages which industry often cannot match.

These include: 

Career development

Without a doubt, for those candidates who show drive, ambition and a strong team player ethic, practice offers superb career prospects. Our clients, be it from Top Tier or boutique practices, continue to confirm their commitment to investing in strong employees and mapping out an achievable, successful career path from the outset.


In MNCs in particular, global events can have an adverse impact on local subsidiaries (e.g. global re-structuring, downturn in the parent market sector etc.) resulting in potential redundancies. However, a downturn in the economy and subsequent upswing can create excellent opportunities for practice professionals e.g. across the corporate finance, restructuring, advisory, examenership space.


Unlike an in-house finance function role where your focus is fixed on your employer, practice professionals typically advise a range of clients across a broad company and industry spectrum. In addition, many of the Top Tier practices offer placements in their international offices for those looking to explore further afield. 


Practice can offer a host of benefits particularly at Big 4 or Top 10 practice level. 

In addition to attractive financial packages (which can include a discretionary bonus structure typically at management level), practice can offer a range of additional benefits from useful health and well-being packages and education assistance to recognition and awards programmes. 

If you are considering your next career move, please contact me to discuss in confidence.

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